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About annegoldsworthy

Primary Science specialist. Going for more independent thinking and less being told what to think. And that goes for teachers as well as children. We need to change that draft curriculum for science. Follow me on twitter @afgoldsworthy

What a send off!

I have just returned from the most moving ceremony in memory of Brenda. There were hundreds of people there  sharing their memories of Brenda,her inspirational work and her wonderful partnership with Stuart Naylor. Jane Turner spoke brilliantly on behalf of … Continue reading

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Goodbye Brenda

Very very sad to report that Brenda Keeogh has died. That she worked so long and hard on the National Curriculum, despite being unwell and knowing that the ovarian cancer would get her, was quite remarkable. It is a great … Continue reading

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Our bit is done

So we have done our bit and the primary science curriculum is now with the DfE and the will then go to ministers. The final version should be out in mid September – I believe around 14th/15th. We think we … Continue reading

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Don’t plan to the new curriculum yet

I’ve just heard from a couple of teachers who have started planning in detail to the most recent draft of the NC  – the one that has FINAL written at the top. Somehow the word FINAL doesn’t seem to mean … Continue reading

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Another quiet time on the blog

Once again I’m not writing much on the blog – once again Brenda Keeogh and I have been asked to help re-draft the primary science curriculum following the consultation period. Can’t say much right now and have no idea whether … Continue reading

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some more thoughts

The new draft is out. You have until the 16th April 2013 to comment. I know Brenda Keeogh and I were partly responsible for what is before you but I don’t think either of us would say it is perfect … Continue reading

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The next draft of the curriculum est arrive

So it has landed. Click to access national%20curriculum%20consultation%20-%20framework%20document.pdf And although my fine tooth comb has remained in its case, on a quick whizz through it really does look like a document that we can work with. It has much more … Continue reading

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How long? How long?

I did some quick calculations on changing a curriculum for my last keynote talk at ASE this year – will share them with you.  There is a health warning in that I have been rounding up/down in quite a cavalier … Continue reading

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well well well …

As many of you will know from last week’s brilliant ASE conference, sometimes all this moaning about a curriculum has an effect. Coo – er – knock me down with a feather etc but, I was asked by DfE to … Continue reading

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a ray of hope

I have been very quiet on the blog front for the last few weeks. There is a reason for this which I will divulge at some point. All I can say at the moment is that I think the primary science … Continue reading

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